LAHORE – Afghanistan will face Sri Lanka in the crucial game of Asia Cup 2023 at Gaddafi Stadium today (Tuesday).
In order to advance to the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup, Afghanistan have to win the game against co-hosts Sri Lanka today. This do-or-die clash is scheduled today at Gaddafi Stadium at 2:30pm. Failure to secure a victory here could result in their elimination from the tournament.
While Sri Lanka has already triumphed over Bangladesh, they cannot underestimate Afghanistan. In their previous game against Bangladesh, Afghanistan had an off day, with their bowlers conceding an excessive number of runs, putting their fragile batting lineup under pressure in Lahore.
Afghanistan’s path to qualification hinges on winning convincingly. To illustrate, if they were to set a target of 275 runs when batting first, they would need to secure victory by a margin of at least 68 runs or chase down any target within 35 overs or less to secure a spot in the coveted Super 4s stage.